When Jessie first arrived in South Korea, she was overwhelmed: She was by herself, in an unfamiliar country. So much was unknown: how to get around, where to study, how to make new friends, and even where to buy groceries.
She wasn’t used to this new culture’s rules and norms. The first time she heard someone publicly criticize the South Korean president she was stunned. Freely expressing any negative thoughts about the government was unheard of in North Korea.
Jessie now understands her new culture and loves her freedoms, especially being able to watch whatever dramas she wants without fear of punishment.
South Korea has become her home, but she still longs for the day she can return to North Korea. Her parents have both passed away and she wants to go and pay her respects in person.